St Boswells Primestock Sale

8th June 2020

At St Boswells on Monday 8th June, Harrison & Hetherington held their weekly Prime stock sale of cattle

St Boswells sold 79 Clean Cattle, 50 Cast Cows, 1171 Lambs, 40 Hoggs and 252 Ewes

Handy weights sold to great advantage with quality easily sold throughout.
Bullocks (38) averaged 212p per kg and sold to 229p (-8p on the week)
Heifers (36) averaged 214p per kg and sold to 242p (-8p on the week)
5 Young Bulls averaged 190p per kg and sold to 212p per kg (-10p on the week)

Fast trade with all classes in high demand
50 Cast Cows averaged 144p per kg and sold to 183p (-3p on the week) Top price £1507
1171 Lambs averaged 242p per kg (+3p on the week) £100 per head and sold to £126, top price 267p per kg for Texel Lambs
40 Hoggs averaged 174p per kg (n/c on the week) and sold to £129, top price 198p per kg for Texel Hoggs
252 Ewes averaged £82 and sold to £130 for Texel Ewes. Heavy Ewes averaged £97, light ewes sold to £87 for Cheviot Ewes and averaged £75


Clean Cattle per head: Bee Edge £1442.32, Mervinslaw £1458.24, Bee Edge £1434, Venchen £1428, Wester Ulston £1405.98, Venchen £1399.32, Oakwood £1397.76, Mervinslaw £1369.04, Lower Greenhill £1367.28, Bee Edge £1351.10, £1350.24, Nisbet £1191.68, West Garleton £1157.75

Clean Cattle per kilo: Bee Edge 242p Denholm Meats Supplies, Penston 240p Forsyths of Peebles, Bee Edge 239p J.A Waters & Son, Penston 234p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd,  Bee Edge 232p Forsyths of Peebles, Penston 230p John Saunderson Ltd, Kedzlie 229p Shaw Fine Meats, 225p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Haughhead 224p Alex Smith, Nisbet 224p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, West Garleton 223p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd, Wester Ulston 219p Cooper Butchers, Mervinslaw 217p S.I Carlisle & Co, Kedzlie 217p Michael Malone of Edinburgh Ltd, Nisbet 217p Gosford Bothy Farm Shop, Old Castles 215p J.F Finlay & Co Ltd

Young Bulls per head: Edgerston Home Farm £1240.20, £1207.16, £1202.40

Young Bulls per kilo: Kingside 212p, Edgerston Home Farm 206p, 196p, 195p


Cows per head:  Kersknowe £1507.32, Milrighall £1481.80, Kersknowe £1459.50, Roxburgh Mains £1416.42, Old Castles £1336.60, Kingside £1328.54, Shidlaw £1294.44

Cows per kilo: Roxburgh Mains 183p, Kingside, Oakwood 181p, Mervinslaw £1369.04,  Kersknowe 175p, Haystoun 165p, Coxydene (2), Penston, Old Castles163p, Shidlaw 161p

All types a touch dearer, more numbers forward

Lambs per head – Texel: £124 Thirlestane, £122 Traprain, £119 Thirlestane, £118 South Dissington, £117 Belmont, £116 Leaston, Huntington, £115 Greenhead, R, The Knock, £114.50 Greenhead, R, £113 North Synton, South Dissington, £112 Coltcrooks, £110 Huntington, Sunnycroft, Whitsome West Newton, Thirlestane, Blackshiels, £109 Coltcrooks, Craigsford Mains, Suffolk: £126 Belmont, £115 South Dissington, Huntington, £111 Marvingston, £110 Belmont (2),£108.50 Leetside, £105.50 Belmont, £103 Marvingston, £102.50 Whitsome West Newton, £102 Byrewalls, Edrom Mains, Birkenside, £101 Leaston, £100 South Dissington, Beltex: £118, £100 Huntington, Hampshire: £110 Cocklawfoot, Charollais: £100 Huntington

Lambs per kilo – 267.5p Thirlestane, 265.3p Huntington, 265p Thirlestane (3), 263.6p Leaston, 263.2p Greenhead, R, 260.5p Coltcrooks, 258.8p Thirlestane, 257.5p The Knock, 256.8p South Dissington, 256p Whitsome West Newton, 255.4p, 254.5p (2) Huntington,  253.5p Craigsford Mains, 253.2p, 253.1p Thirlestane, 252.5p Muircleugh, Sunnycroft, Beltex: 259.7p, 259.3p Huntington, Suffolk: 252.7p Huntington, 248p Belmont, 247p Whitsome West Newton, 242.9p Edrom Mains, 240.5p Leaston

Texel: £129 Muircleugh, £117 Sunnycroft, £109 Duke Street, Hawick, £105 Muircleugh, Duke Street, Hawick, £101, £99 Muircleugh, £89 Corsbie, £83 Mosshill, Greyfaced: £89 Lauderhill, Blackface: £79 Fauldshope

Ewe trade similar, leaner types wanted

Texel: £130 Scott Road, Lauder, £118, £113, £103, £100 Huntington, £97 Corsbie, Peelrig, £95 Threepwood, Fairlaw, £91 Peelrig, £90 Harden Mains, Beltex: £118 Huntington, £100 Craighouse, Lleyn: £113 Harden Mains, Suffolk: £104 Huntington, £103 Marvingston, £101 The Knock, Outerston, £100 Broadlaw, £99 Corsbie, Marvingston, £98 Marvingston, £97 Huntington, Half Bred: £91, £85, £80 Marvingston, Cheviot Mule: £89 Easter Whitmuir, North Country Cheviot: £87, £73 Buchtrig, £71 The Knock, Greyfaced: £81 Peelrig, £80 Outerston, £77 Thornilee, Threepwood, £75 Peelrig, Swaledale: £73 Raeshaw, Blackface: £78 Fauldshope, £70, £67 Raeshaw, £63 Outerston